Parratt, Saroj Nalini
The religion of Manipur may be regarded as an amalgam of the traditional religion and Chaitanyaite Vaishnavism. The former consists
of belief in lai (deities), which may be classified as ancestral, tribal, domestic and tutelary gods respectively, The elaborate traditional rituals concerned every aspect of life, from domestic and agricultural rituals to rites of passage. The public festivals were especially
important, especially Cheiraoba (the New Year festival) and the Lai Haraoba, a...[Show more]
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